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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be closed to all walk-in services for the public. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

FAQ - Masking in Schools

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For the additional K-12 Schools Guidance 2021-2022 FAQ’s, visit; https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Schools-FAQ.aspx

As noted by the CDC, COVID-19 prevention strategies in K-12 schools are designed to protect people who are not fully vaccinated.  Many students will not be fully vaccinated by the start of the school year.  Due to the potential for increased spread from highly transmissible circulating variants and that face masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers, adults – including those who are fully vaccinated – in K-12 school settings are required to mask when sharing indoor spaces with students.

Yes.  CDPH Face Coverings Guidance requires that everyone (regardless of vaccination status) use masks on school buses, including on buses operated by public and private school systems.  In addition, CDC's Order requiring the wearing of masks by all people on public transportation conveyances also includes school buses.  Passengers and drivers must wear a mask on school buses, including on buses operated by public and private school systems.

Masks are one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent in-school transmission of COVID-19.  SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is primarily transmitted via airborne particles.  Masks limit the spread of the virus in the air from infected persons and protect others exposed to these particles.